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Posted on 09-14-2017

Your Gums. Your Body.

Attention: Important health link

When your parents encouraged you to care for your teeth, they may not have realized that they were also helping you care for your gums and body. Today we know the importance of periodontal (gum) care, and that gum disease can contribute to other health problems, including serious and life threatening ones.

Gum disease can advance without symptoms, and warning signs include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, and bad breath.

The mildest form of gum disease, gingivitis, is caused by poor oral hygiene, hormone fluctuations, certain medications, and even stress. If left untreated, it can advance to periodontits, a chronic inflammation of the gums.

Periodontal disease has been linked to many other diseases, including cancers, heart and respiratory diseases, and diabetes. That's why regular dental visits are essential.

Call our office to schedule checkups for your family!

Our goal is to catch and treat problems early- long before they become major health issues.

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